Management, Operations Management and Information Management

    Advances in business knowledge and technology have radically changed business systems, organizational structures and business processes. As a result, the ability to provide the right information to the right people at the right time, so that both strategic and operational decisions are made properly and quickly, is critical to today’s businesses. Managing people, managing projects, managing information are all important topics to add to the portfolio you build for yourself.

    Management Electives

    Managing people, managing projects, managing information

    • MBAX 6500 Management of Organizational Change
    • MBAX 6530 Negotiations
    • MBAX 6540 Consulting Skills
    • MBAX 6550 Management of Technology and Innovation
    • MBAX 6560 Executive Leadership
    • MBAX 6570 Topics in Sustainable Business.
    • MBAX 6801 Global Perspectives Seminar

    Systems/Operations Electives

    • MBAX 6410 Business Process Design
    • MBAX 6420 IT and Business Strategy
    • MBAX 6440 Project Management
    • MBAX 6460 Supply Chain Management
    • MBAX 6843 Supply Chain & Operations Analytics

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    Entrepreneurship

    Whether you work for a large global corporation or a small start-up venture, you will be valued for your ability to innovate, lead change, recognize emerging markets, and launch new products. The entrepreneurship focus at Leeds is internationally recognized and has the advantage of being located in one of the most entrepreneurial areas in the country.  In addition to a strong selection of elective courses, the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship serves as a rich resource, connecting students with the entrepreneurial community.

    Innovate, lead change, launch new products, find new markets

    Entrepreneurship electives, combined with an emphasis in a functional discipline such as finance, marketing, operations, or information management, will prepare you for a variety of careers. These are just a few of many ways that you can combine entrepreneurship courses based on different career goals.

    • MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship
    • MBAX 6110 Entrepreneurial Finance
    • MBAX 6130 Sustainable Venturing
      • Prerequisites: MBAX 6100 or instructor consent.
    • MBAX 6140 Social Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets
    • MBAX 6150 Entrepreneurship and the Venture Capital Process
    • MBAX 6170 Business Plan Preparation
      • Prerequisites: MBAX 6100, or instructor consent.
    • MBAX 6180 Startup Execution
      • Prerequisites: MBAX 6170 or instructor consent.
    • MBAX 6190 Projects in Entrepreneurial Companies
      • Prerequisites: MBAX 6100 or instructor consent.

    With a focus on Entrepreneurial Marketing prepares you for marketing and sales careers in early-stage companies, as well as new product development assignments in large established corporations.

    These courses are recommended for an Entrepreneurial Marketing focus:

    • MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship
    • MBAX 6360 New Product Development
    • MBAX 6350 Digital Marketing
    • MBAX 6330 Market Intelligence

    A focus on New Venture Finance will prepare you for a career as an investor in early-stage businesses, whether in investment banking, fund management, and venture capital.

    These courses are recommended for a New Venture Finance focus:

    • MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship
    • MBAX 6110 Entrepreneurial Finance
    • MBAX 6150 Entrepreneurship and the Venture Capital Process
    • MBAX 6220 Investment Management and Analysis

    A focus on Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship will prepare you for a career in business with a sustainable or social bent.

    These courses are recommended for a Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship focus:

    • MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship
    • MBAX 6130 Sustainable Venturing
    • MBAX 6140 Social Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets
    • MBAX 6190 Projects in Entrepreneurial Companies

    A New Venture Creation focus is designed for those who are intent on pursuing the creation of a new startup business from conception to launch — for those students who wish to start their own businesses or for those who wish to be key members of the leadership team of a start-up. This focus provides you with the background, contacts, and project work to successfully shepherd a venture from conception to launch.

    These courses are recommended for a New Venture Creation focus:

    • MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship
    • MBAX 6110 Entrepreneurial Finance
    • MBAX 6170 Business Plan Preparation
    • MBAX 6180 Start Up Execution

    Plus one or more of the following electives:

    • MBAX 6190 Projects in Entrepreneurial Companies
    • MBAX 6360 New Product Development
    • MBAX 6350 Digital Marketing
    • MBAX 6450 Supply Chain Management
    • MBAX 6130 Sustainable Venturing
    • MBAX 6140 Social Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets
    • BADM 6820 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

    An Entrepreneurial Practice focus provides a broad overview of current entrepreneurship practice and opportunity.

     These courses are recommended for an Entrepreneurial Practice focus:

    • MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship
    • MBAX 6110 Entrepreneurial Finance
    • MBAX 6170 Business Plan Preparation
    • MBAX 6190 Projects in Entrepreneurial Companies

    A Corporate Entrepreneurship focus prepares you to introduce an entrepreneurial perspective and spirit into large organizations.

    These courses are recommended for a Corporate Entrepreneurship focus:

    • MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship
    • MBAX 6170 Business Plan Preparation
    • MBAX 6500 Management of Organizational Change
    • MBAX 6550 Management of Technology and Innovation
    • BADM 6820 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

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